Well, sometimes I can squeeze in a bunch of impulse projects before getting to the real project due, and still pull it off by the deadline. I think I've done it more times than not. But this time it didn't work. I had Tess's Easter dress finished well in advance and thought I could still finish the other two Easter dresses in a few days even if it required a very late night. But I didn't. I gave up late Saturday night half way through Audrey's dress with one more to go.
We did a lot of other really fun things last week instead. We had an Easter egg hunt in the neighborhood, saw lots of family, and went to high tea at a beautiful hotel to celebrate some cousins' twelth birthdays. Audrey wore this dress for the tea party. I made it last week while working on the pattern for the Angel Sleeve dress. I made something for Scarlett to wear too. A bit of a sewing streak but not so much for Easter.
As it turned out it was Audrey's dress to wear on Easter. I love this fabric. So classic. I also love that my friend, Margie, gave it to me a few years ago out of her stash. It's a silky cotton that reminds me of Liberty prints but the selvedge says Kesslers for Andover Fabrics. I added a bit of rickrack peeking out from the sleeve edge. I like that bit of added interest.
So this week I'm still working on the "Easter dresses." It will be fun to see all the girls ear them when they're finished. And I'm also making progress on the Angel Sleeve Dress pattern. Progress is good, even if it's on a slightly different time schedule, right?